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Pojo's Yu-Gi-Oh Card of the Day
Once per turn, you select up to 2 monsters your opponent controls. Your opponent can reveal 1 monster in their hand to negate this card's effect. If they do not, destroy the selected monsters.
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst.
3 is average.
5 is the highest rating.
Date Reviewed - Oct. 11, 2010
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Ambitious Gofer, a Level 6, Dark attributed Fiend
monster, with 2400 attack (the norm for a one
tribute) and a miserably sad 100 defense.
Tributing for a monster almost seems to be a lost
art in this game, so the effect better be able to
pay for the investment.
Once per turn, you can select up to two monsters
your opponent controls. If your opponent
doesn't reveal a monster card in their Hand to
negate this cards effect, the monster(s) selected
are destroyed. I don't really see this as
being worthy of a tribute.
The effect isn't bad, but what are the odds your
opponent isn''t going to have a monster card in
their Hand? Being able to destroy, at least
potentially, two monsters, regardless of position is
a good thing. He has some potential in a Hand
Control Deck I suppose, but even with Fiends I don't
see much play.
Hey Pojo, Pheano here with my first Card Of The
Day review. Ok so today were going to take a look at
Ambitious Gofer, so lets break this card down. It’s
a Dark six star Fiend type Effect Monster with 2400
Attack and 100 Defense. So its sitting around the
stats of a monarch and the fact that its Dark makes
it compatible with some of the most broken Attribute
support in the game like Dark Armed Dragon and
Allure Of Darkness. There’s a plus right there.
Its effect is as follows: “Once per turn, you select
up to 2 monsters your opponent controls. Your
opponent can reveal 1 monster in their hand to
negate this card's effect. If they do not, destroy
the selected monsters.” So if it’s effect goes off
your getting a +2 to your card advantage, if you
don’t though your summon of this will most likely be
wasted but you will get some information on their
hand. So the trick to this card is making sure they
don’t have an in hand Monster to negate this. So you
would want to use this in combination with a card
that would rid your opponent of there in hand
Monsters like Trap Dustshoot, Mind Crush, Deck
Devastation Virus, or Crush Card Virus, or when they
have no cards in their hand. This conveniently can
be used as a cost of Deck Devastation Virus since it
has more than 2000 Attack and Deck Devastation Virus
is one of the best tech cards of the current
Advanced format given how devastating (no pun
intended) it is to XX-Sabers the currently most
played deck in the game.
In short this card has potential but the
restrictiveness of its effect makes Monarchs like
Caius The Shadow Monarch far superior to this. I
consider this to be a “bad” card and to be “pack
filler” for the most part.
It has its uses but there are much better cards.
We open the week with – KILL IT WITH FIRE!
I mean, umm… sorry but that thing is ugly.
I suppose as a Fiend it should be.
It enjoys the sometimes awesome sometimes sad
Fiend theme support, but since it is a Dark
Attribute monster, that is what really matters: it
has access to some of the best (if not the best)
Attribute based support.
The 2400 ATK is okay since this is a Level 6
monster, though the 100 DEF is really poor: almost
anything can kill it if it is in Defense Position,
and we all know several candidates to force it into
that state, though their popularity will wax and
If you are running this bad boy(?), it will be for
the effect: once per turn, select two monsters your
opponent controls and destroy them.
Unless your opponent is willing and able to
reveal a monster card in their hand, in which case
the effect is negated and the monsters are of course
The only direct rulings I see for this card
is that the effect does target (take that
and your opponent can choose not to reveal a monster
even if they have one.
Using this card is all about capitalizing on hand
Ambitious Gofer, the more useful hand disruption/control cards are
banned or heavily restricted.
Still, a well timed
Devastation Virus or
can secure the destruction.
Since it is a re-usable effect, you might
even go so far as to run
Designator, basically alternating between turns
of hand peeking and (hopeful) in play monster
Again, unfortunately for
Gofer, it just makes more sense to run
Shadow Monarch and get a guaranteed single card
of removal, especially since
isn’t any more likely than any other monster to
stick around for more than one turn.
Well, this thing is pretty unpleasant to look at,
but is technically sound.
Additionally, it references a video game
character I can only find one image of… and it looks
Likewise since the name of the card matches
the name of the game, I can’t complain.
Well I can, but I won’t.
I am still selling my former collectables on eBay.
I’ve had a lot of hobbies over the years, so at
various times I’ll have comic books, manga, action
figures, and video games on the auction block.
You can take a look at what’s up for bids
here. Just a reminder, Pojo is in
no way responsible for any transactions and was
merely kind enough to let me mention the auctions
Going back in time . . .
Ambitious Gofer (let's see if I can refrain from
ambitious or gopher puns/references) is the new
wanna-be Monarch. Nice stats at 2400, but his type
and attribute don't do much for him. He has the
ability to take out 2 monsters with his effect
alone, every single turn, but your opponent can
simply reveal a card to stop the effect.
In most cases, Ambitious Gofer will just be the
Inexperienced Spy Monarch. Stick wh Caius - he's
more flexible and reliable.
Art: Makes me want to cut out a small, square
picture of a kitten.
Fun Fact: It's not a misspelling - it's another